In this blog I will demo how to create a GitPod workspace containing a PostgreSQL database and database tools in VSCode. Lucas Jellema recently created a GitPod workspace with an Oracle Database, and as we’re also increasingly interested in PostgreSQL I wanted to recreate this experiment but now with PostgreSQL. […]
This is a quick how-to article on setting up RMAN to backup to Object Storage on OCI. This is applicable when you build your on Oracle database on an OCI instance, or when you have a database on-premise you wish to backup to the (OCI) cloud.
My customer needed to migrate to a new set of datacenters, and while other services were able to “lift and shift”, the Oracle RAC database servers had to be rebuilt in the new datacenter because the underlying platform wasn’t able to migrate the shared disks. Fortunately the environment was already […]
A couple of moths ago, Enterprise Modules announced the easy to start way of making use their Oracle modules, ora_profile. Recently their modules have been updated to support the on-premise release of Oracle 18c (18.3). In this post I’ll explain how to get started using Vagrant, VirtualBox and a little […]
My Customer wanted an automated way to refresh an application database to a known state, to be done by non-technical personnel. As a DBA I know a lot of scripting, can build some small web interfaces, but why bother when there are ready available tools, like Jenkins. Jenkins is mostly […]
One of my clients had an issue with their Dataguard setup, after having to move tables and rebuild indexes the transport to their standby databases failed. The standby databases complained about not being able to fetch archivelogs from the primary database. In this short blog I will explain what happened […]